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CLARKSDALE, Miss. — A suspect is now in custody for shooting Clarksdale Police Cpl. Derrick Couch, Clarksdale Mayor Bill Luckett said.

The shooting suspect’s father turned him in to police shortly after noon Sunday, Luckett said.

“I’m so proud of this man’s father for doing the right thing,” Luckett said. “That’s got to be tough to do, but it’s the right thing to do.”

Luckett said Sunday that Clarksdale Police arrested the second suspect later that afternoon. However, Clarksdale Police said Monday they only have the suspected shooter in custody and not the other suspect in the robbery that preceded the shooting.

Police said the second person Luckett mentioned was just a person of interest who has since been released.

Officials will wait until charges are filed to release the suspect’s name. Clarksdale Police said the suspect is 19 years old.

Couch was shot in the head Saturday night while investigating a robbery.

He was airlifted to Regional Medical Center and is in critical condition.